Press Releases

September 12, 2013

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would prevent employers from firing or discriminating against an employee who has been a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking has passed off the Senate floor on a bipartisan vote and is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown for approval. The vote was 35-1.

September 06, 2013

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to strengthen California’s Paid Family Leave Program by allowing workers to receive benefits while caring for seriously ill grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, and in-laws passed off the Senate floor today and is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown for approval. The vote was 25-11.

September 06, 2013

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prevent lawsuits and give mobile home owners more of a say when their mobile home park is being subdivided and sold passed off the Assembly floor on a bipartisan vote. The vote was 41-23.

The bill now heads to the Senate floor.

August 08, 2013

SACRAMENTO – In response to the revelation that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is taking place off the California coast, and the Santa Barbara County coastline in particular, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has written a letter to the California Coastal Commission, asking it to take an active role in reviewing—and potentially blocking – federally issued permits for offshore fracking.

July 16, 2013

VENTURA - State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will be holding sidewalk office hours on Wednesday, July 24th and Thursday, July 25th 2013 in the cities of Fillmore, Santa Paula, and Oxnard.

The Senator will be on hand at each of these events to meet with residents and discuss their concerns. Although Jackson has a district office in Ventura County located in Oxnard, the office hours provide a more convenient way for Ventura County residents to get assistance and share their issues and concerns with their State Senator.

July 02, 2013

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would prohibit the sale of unsafe, used cars that are under a safety recall stalled in an Assembly committee today, but Jackson vowed to continue the fight in hopes of moving the bill through the State Legislature in January.

Senate Bill 686 was held in the Assembly Business and Professions Committee today – no vote was taken – because the bill lacked the votes to pass out of committee.

June 26, 2013

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decisions on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act:

June 25, 2013

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would prevent employers from firing or discriminating against an employee who has been a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking passed out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee today. The vote was 6-1.

June 24, 2013

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would prevent employers from firing or discriminating against an employee who has been a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking has found a new ally – Carie Charlesworth, a former teacher who made national news headlines when she was terminated from her San Diego teaching job after her abusive ex-husband visited her school campus.

June 14, 2013

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement today on the passage of the state budget:

“After a long time and a lot of hard work, California is back. This budget we have passed meets several key benchmarks: It is on-time, balanced, responsible and visionary.

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